"As in any counter-insurgency, helping the host nation provide adequate resolution of local disputes is critical; indeed, this is an area in which the insurgents can compete if strong governmental systems are not in place." (The hated Taliban courts)
"A 'hub and spoke' approach to rule of law is slowly gaining traction as we support the Afghan-led efforts to provide dispute resolution for the Afghan people." (The hub includes a forensic lab).
|BG Mark Martins|
General Petraeus has two good ears and a clear mind.